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The Story of Powell Brothers & Whitaker
Home > The Story of Powell Brothers & Whitaker
Gwynfor Williams
In this book the author uses a wealth of
rare archive material gleaned over years
of research, to produce a book that will
not only be of interest to the Powell
enthusiast but the general reader as
well.

In 1876 John Evan Powell and Robert
Jones Powell formed Powell Brothers Ltd
Cambrian Ironworks Wrexham. The
following year they were joined by John
Whitaker. The company bought the patent
and rights to manufacture a potato
digging machine. This machine “The Best
Potato Raiser in the World” was exported
all over the globe.

During the First World War the Cambrian
Ironworks produced thousands of shell
casings and mortar bombs. On cessation
of hostilities, Powells entered the
fiercely competitive oil engine and
motor cycle markets with limited
success. By 1924 they encountered
financial difficulties and closed in
1927.


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  • 186 Pages
  • Black & White Images Throughout
  • Hardback
  • 305 mm x 210 mm
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